Intro to Patent Searches

A new inventor comes on into my office and said, “here’s my idea, what’s the first thing I should do?” And I tell the inventor, “of course, you write it up, you give me your drawings. But the first thing you want to do is you want to have a patent search done.” Unfortunately, patent database, very large. A lot of things have been done.

A lot of inventors out there. Before you go ahead and you spend money on a patent application, you’re going to want to get a patent search done. And a patent search is basically checking the existing databases of existing patents and finding material that is as close to your invention as is possible.